Generation Homes The Mount Swim – 3 April 2021

The soft golden sands and rolling surf is the epitome of a classic Kiwi summer scene, so we’re pumping up this popular event to celebrate everything there is to love about Mt Maunganui’s natural beachfront, island and mountain landscape at The Generation Homes Mount Swim.

Whether you’re keen on swimming around Rabbit and Leisure Islands in the long swim (extended to 2.8km this year), setting your sights on the Amphibian swim/run event, or a bit of everything, there’s loads happening in the water and on the sand to make sure you have a day full of awesome memories.

Why not make the most of this beautiful region over the Easter weekend and bring along your family or a bunch of mates! Beaches, shopping, a vibrant dining scene and countless outdoor activities like climbing up the Mount await in the beautiful Bay of Plenty.

The Generation Homes Mount Swim will also host the prestigious Global Swim Series – Global Championships for the first time ever in New Zealand! Swimmers entered in the 2.8km swim will be automatically registered for the Championship event and swim alongside some of the best in the world.

Swims on offer:

  • Around Rabbit Island – 2.8km
  • Around Leisure Island – 1250m
  • The Main Beach 500m
  • Amphibian – Swim 750m/Run 4.5km around The Mount
  • Global Swim Series – Global Championships – simply enter the 2.8km

If you’re traveling to Rotorua for this event, be sure to visit our series partner Bachcare for a holiday home rental.

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2021 Aquaknights Zonal Secondary School Open Water Swimming Championships

The Generation Homes Mount Swim is proud to host the 2021 Aquaknights Zonal Secondary School Open Water Swimming Championships. All swimmers enrolled in a Secondary School (Year 9-13) within the Aquaknights Zone on the date of this event can opt to compete in these championships by selecting their school in the entry form. Championship swim distances include a 500m, 1250m and 2800m. Swimmers will be eligible for both Secondary School and Banana Boat Ocean Swim Series prizes and medals. For more information visit the Swimming New Zealand website. Enter by hitting the big yellow button top right!

Free with your swim entry

  • Silicon swimming cap (you wear on event day)
  • Digital finishers certificate
  • Branded finish line photo (digital sharing quality)
  • Electronic timing device
  • Sports drink, thanks to SOS Hydration, and a banana and more to refuel post event
  • Trained lifeguards to watch over you while you swim and advanced medical personnel on site
  • Event kit bag – thanks to Generation Homes
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Key Event Information

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The Mount Swim

Around Rabbit Island

Distance: 2.8km Start Location: Mount Main Beach Swimming 2 - 3.5km? You will need 2-3 swim sessions per week
Around Rabbit Island

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The Mount Swim

Around Leisure Island

Distance: 1250m Start Location: Mount Main Beach Swimming 500 - 1250m? You will need 1-2 swim sessions per week
Around Leisure Island

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The Mount Swim

The Main Beach

Distance: 500m Start Location: Mount Main Beach Swimming 500 - 1250m? You will need 1-2 swim sessions per week
The Main Beach

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The Mount Swim

Amphibian

Distance: 750m swim + 4.5km run Start Location: Mount Main Beach Swimming 500 - 1250m? You will need 1-2 swim sessions per week
Amphibian

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The Mount Swim

Banana Boat OceanKids

Distance: 100m & 200m Start Location: Mount Main Beach
Banana Boat OceanKids